vaunt

[vawnt, vahnt]
verb (used with object)
1.
to speak vaingloriously of; boast of: to vaunt one's achievements.
verb (used without object)
2.
to speak boastfully; brag.
noun
3.
a boastful action or utterance.

Origin:
1350–1400; Middle English vaunten < Middle French vanter to boast < Late Latin vānitāre, frequentative of *vānāre, derivative of Latin vānus vain. See vanity

vaunter, noun
vauntingly, adverb
outvaunt, verb (used with object)
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vaunt (vɔːnt)
 
vb
1.  (tr) to describe, praise, or display (one's success, possessions, etc) boastfully
2.  rare, literary or (intr) to use boastful language; brag
 
n
3.  a boast
4.  archaic ostentatious display
 
[C14: from Old French vanter, from Late Latin vānitāre to brag, from Latin vānusvain]
 
'vaunter
 
n

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vaunt
mid-14c., from M.Fr. vanter "to praise, speak highly of," from L.L. vanitare "to boast," frequentative of L. vanare "to utter empty words," from vanus "idle, empty" (see vain).
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We are subject to fevers of provincialism which make us vaunt ourselves unduly and to chills of colonialism which make up un-.
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